Our Story


A native of Stillwater, MN Dave was a career submariner, sailing most of the seven seas and all of the world’s oceans.  He enjoys many activities above, on, near, and below the water to include flying and motorcycling, hiking and camping, boating, sailing, diving, and watching Minnesota and Navy sports. Following retirement from the Navy, he served the community with local government commissions, non-profit organizations, and sports officiating activities.  He now applies his years of Navy experience to commanding M/V See Level, a Maine Cat P47, bringing the discipline and attention to detail of the nuclear Navy to our daily life aboard.  He holds a 100-Ton USCG Master Merchant Mariner credential.  His greatest source of pride is his three grown children, who seem to have caught the same adventure bug.


Karen is a native Southern Californian, but has spent most of her adult life living all over the country. She actually enjoyed the Navy life of regular relocations (but the actual act of moving, not so much). She practiced pediatrics for over 30 years before retiring in 2020. Always looking for something new to learn, she enjoys books, projects (especially if it involves small power tools),  travel, kayaking, and hammocks.  She is now focused on her new jobs of chief medical officer, chief provision officer, and chief line handler on See Level.   She has dedicated her middle age years to exposing irony and the absurd in everyday life.

Foxy Roxy

Roxy is our goof of a dog, a Sheltie mix that followed us home one day in Virginia (pretty sure Martian is high up on the list of things she’s mixed with).  She is a terrific traveling dog and has been known to sneak into the truck if the door was open and hide so as not to be left behind. Nicknamed Yoga Dog for the bizarre positions she sleeps in, she has never met an upholstered piece of furniture she didn’t like. Chicken and squirrels round out her Top 5 list.

M/V See Level

See Level is a 2014 Maine Cat P47, an uncluttered well-proportioned downeast-style express cruiser power catamaran.  At 50′ LOA, 18′ beam, 15′ air draft, and 3.5′ draft she is able to easily get under bridges, into locks, and through canals all along the coast and anywhere on The Loop.  We especially like her open and roomy saloon with 360° view, the climate control ability of an enclosed helm, and the large cockpit and deck space for outdoor living.  We are the second owners, and have benefited from the attention to detail and function the previous owners gave to the custom design of the interior.